Policing

Illustration of a police officer standing under the scales of justice (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How police are held accountable in the U.S.

When a U.S. police officer is involved in a deadly incident, departments - often with civilian oversight - investigate to decide next steps.
Photos on "Wanted for Rwandan Genocide" poster with two of same man crossed out (© Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP/Getty Images)

Indicted Rwandan arrested for alleged role in genocide

One of the men accused of orchestrating the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, has been captured and will now face justice.
Illustration showing judge's gavel lying on laptop with drawing promoting a vaccine on its screen (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams

The U.S. Department of Justice shut down a website pushing a bogus COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the agency is protecting Americans from other scams.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

U.S. to provide $258 million in aid for northern Central America

After a successful strengthening of relationships with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the U.S. will increase financial aid for those countries.
Metal wall covered with razor wire, and residential area in background (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. border agency touts immigration enforcement

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's southwest border policy is working to stem illegal immigration.
Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
Military-style police on patrol (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Cuba’s torture methods in Venezuela take a brutal toll

Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.
Man standing inside antenna testing room (© Jason Lee/Reuters)

Beijing could use 5G to further repress citizens

5G technology will have many benefits, but Beijing may use data to track and oppress people around the world, a U.S. government official says.
Head of a golden coffin holding a mummy (© Mahmoud Bakkar/AP Images)

U.S. sends stolen ancient gold coffin back to Egypt

U.S. authorities, working with international counterparts, followed the trail of a stolen artifact from Egypt. Learn how the treasure made its way home.